Chocolate & cocoa has become a popular food all over the world, it has many health benefits for everyone, but few people know the origin of chocolate & cocoa tree. Schokocrown sends readers interesting information about the origin of chocolate & cocoa.
Origin of the cocoa tree
More than 2000 years ago, cocoa has become an indispensable part of the life of people in Latin America. The Mayans and the Aztecs had been cultivating cocoa trees long before European explorers reached the continent. According to many researchers, the cocoa tree may originate from the Orinoco valley Amazone rain forests in Venezuela or the Chiapa region of Mexico. Until the early twentieth century, cocoa and chocolate drinks became the culinary culture of all of Europe and spread around the world.
Cocoa and chocolate European conquest program
In 1528, the explorer Cortes brought a lot of cocoa to Spain, and became a typical drink for the royal family. At that time the cocoa price was so expensive that the Spaniards seized the opportunity, planted trees on the household’s colonies to export to other countries in Europe, and ever since then “Journey to conquer Europe “Of cocoa begins.
And until now, from the West to the East, all over the world, no one is ignorant of cocoa, a popular drink that provides nutritional value.
Cocoa trees in Vietnam
In Vietnam, cocoa was introduced very early, following Western missionaries many years ago. Currently, cocoa has been replicated and planted in many regions, in which the Central Highlands is notably considered to have the most ideal conditions for cocoa development. According to statistical research, the tree produces flowers all year round, with an average yield of 3 kg of dry seeds per 5-year-old tree.
The tree is suitable for areas with an average temperature of 25-28 ° C, an average humidity of 85%, and annual rainfall of 1,500-2,000 mm. In Asia there are only a few countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. Vietnamese cocoa is considered one of the best in the world due to its good soil, climatic and fermentation properties.
Cocoa tree characteristics
The pond is a medium-sized evergreen tree, 4–8 m high, prefers shaded habitat and has good shade tolerance, so cocoa is often intercropped under other trees such as coconut, rubber, and garden gardens. forest … is available to increase the efficiency of land use and make the most of available resources.
Cocoa has two species, Cirillo and Forastero, but scientists have researched and created a hybrid cocoa species from these two species called Trinitario and are now widely grown around the world because it brings together the advantages. of 2 original tree species.
Cocoa nutritional drink for everyone
Cocoa beans are used as raw materials to process high-end products such as chocolate, the pure cocoa powder used in the processing of cocoa drinks … Cocoa is a popular drink that is now popular with many people. Preferred because it has stimulants but the amount of caffeine is much lower than coffee, helping to relax, relieve stress, and work alert In addition, the nutritional ingredients in cocoa help enhance health, mind, and skin beauty.
Scho Chocolate Drink a nutritious cocoa drink from Germany for the first time in Vietnam, with pure cocoa ingredients up to 52%, helps you inspire more work and increase excitement for a new day. Maintain the habit of enjoying a cup of cocoa every morning, you will feel the difference from this drink.